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Principal Consulting Engineer - Webscale

Company: Nokia
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

About Nokia

At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together.

As a trusted partner for critical networks, we are committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed, and cloud networks. We create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs.

Adhering to the highest standards of integrity and security, we help build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world.

Watch our video to discover how we create meaningful interactions to drive human progress.

About Network Infrastructure

The mission of the Network Infrastructure (NI) Business Group is to be the most trusted partner for the world's most critical network infrastructure. NI will respond to the ever-increasing demand for networks with higher capacity, greater reliability, faster speeds, and lower costs.

Job Position Description:

IP Principal Consulting Engineer - This position is part of the Regional Business Centre (RBC), working closely with the Business Development team, sales teams, IP product management teams and IP products marketing teams to help effectively capture IP products revenue in the Americas. The candidate will be required to be responsive to the needs of our customers and their sales teams, have knowledge of the sales process, be completely self-motivated and be able to operate in an independent manner with minimal supervision. The candidate will often be in the position to drive required next steps toward technical acceptance of NOKIA solutions with customers directly or via the systems engineering teams.

Job Responsibilities & Competencies

  • Work closely with the sales teams (sales executives, sales managers, sales engineers) to position IP products within the account. Coach the sales team on identifying and driving IP business to closure. NOKIA being a large, diverse company, candidate's interface on the sales team may not be an IP expert and coaching by the IP Consulting Engineer is required.
  • Candidate must be extremely flexible, often juggling multiple opportunities and different accounts with conflicting priorities.
  • Once an opportunity is identified, the Consulting Engineer is responsible for developing a technical acceptance strategy based on NOKIA best practices and product differentiators.
  • Candidate must be able to meet with influential customer decision-makers and communicate verbally or via presentation tools the exact details of NOKIA's IP product capabilities and the specific solutions being offered to customer.
  • Candidate must develop technical material, such as white papers and PowerPoint presentations to convince customer that our product and delivery capabilities are their best option for success.
  • Candidate must be familiar with network programming tools, and concepts, as well as scripting language to provide proof of concepts with the tools that are available on NOKIA platforms.
  • Candidate must be able to document network designs and recommendations using presentation tools, like PowerPoint and design tools, like Visio.
  • Candidate must be prepared to feed accurate product development feedback into product line management based on current and anticipated customer requirements.
  • Candidate must conduct sales effort with maximum integrity, ensuring that product capabilities are accurately represented to customer and that NOKIA can deliver proposed solutions in the anticipated timeframe.
  • Candidate will work jointly with many other departments and groups within NOKIA to develop interworking end-to-end solutions.

Qualifications: (Education, Technical Skills/Knowledge)

  • Four-year Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or related technical degree and/or equivalent experience
  • Excellent English skills
  • 7+ years of relevant networking & security expertise
  • Thorough understanding of networking and security
  • Excellent knowledge of Cloud/Networking/Security (DDOS) technologies
  • BGP, Netflow, DNS, telemetry, Netconf/Yang/SNMP skills
  • Desirable BNG, Packet Core skills
  • Desirable team leader skills
  • Building strong relationships with customers to advance deals
  • Listening and communicating strong written and oral communication skills are essential
  • Using Linux/UNIX operating systems at a user or admin level
  • Being a self-starter who can hit the ground running
  • Thriving in a fast-paced, quickly evolving, tech start-up environment
  • Contributing remotely to a collaborative, dynamic, and diverse team
  • Minimum 7+ years of experience as a customer-facing systems engineer (or consulting systems engineer, technical marketing engineer, etc.) in an IP-focused (IP routing & Ethernet switching) role or demonstrated equivalence.
  • Candidate must have a deep understanding, hands-on, testing and deployment of the following technologies:
  • IP Headers and per-hop standard forwarding behaviors
  • Advanced routing protocols configuration, design and implementation:

o Multiprotocol BGP

o OSPFv2, OSPFv3 and IS-IS, IS-ISv6

o MPLS (LDP and RSVP) and Segment Routing (MPLS and IPv6 data plane encapsulation)

  • Ethernet switching and L2 technologies:

o Standard loop avoidance mechanism

o EVPN and its variants implementation

  • Deep understanding on Telemetry, Yang models (proprietary and standards)
  • Product development
  • The candidate must be able to write a "Feature Request Documents" describing in detail all the software and hardware needs
  • Deep knowledge to challenge the Product Line Managers and Engineering Department (R&D) on how all the features will be impacting the HW and SW needed.
  • Deep Hardware understanding, from physical ports to how each chipset behaves
  • Must be on top of standardization entities like IETF, where she/he will contribute to draft and RFC in the industry
  • Detailed hands-on to demonstrate all the features needed for specific applications.
  • Drive all the interoperability testing across multiple vendors where Nokia is the challenger and needs to integrate with actual vendors
  • Must be able to quickly and easily master new technologies and evolving standards in various customer business disciplines (Residential IP, Wireless Carrier IP, Business Services IP, etc.) Must have experience working with product development requirements and IP product lifecycle issues.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills for internal communication. Must have excellent customer communication etiquette and presentation skills. Must be comfortable being an IP products "expert" within NOKIA and driving other departments and sales teams toward most effectively realizing IP products revenue.

Imagine creating technology that has the potential to change the world. Working with us, you will have a positive impact on people's lives and help to overcome some of the world's most pressing challenges. We act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people.

Nokia is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or ancestry, protected Veteran or military status, or other characteristics protected by law. Nokia culture welcomes people as their true selves. Come create technology that helps the world act together.

Keywords: Nokia, Cedar Rapids , Principal Consulting Engineer - Webscale, Other , Washington, Iowa

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